2 whole wheat baguettes cut into 1 inch cubes ¼ cup olive oil 2 large yellow onions, diced 4 stalks celery, diced 4 Macintosh apples, peeled and diced ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce ½ cup low sodium chicken stock 4 Tablespoons fresh parsley, minced 1 Tablespoon sage, minced 1 ½ teaspoon thyme, minced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Toss bread cubes with 1 Tablespoon olive oil and toast for approximately 20 minutes or until browned. In a medium sauté pan over medium high heat add remaining olive oil, onions and celery and cook until onions are translucent, approximately 5 minutes. Add apples and cook for an additional 5 – 7 minutes. Transfer apple mixture to a large bowl and add bread, applesauce, parsley, sage and thyme. Mix well while adding in chicken broth slowly. Grease a large casserole dish with non-stick spray. Add bread mixture and bake covered for approximately 45 minutes. Makes 12 servings. Enjoy!
Per serving: 90 calories, 4.5 g fat, 10 mg sodium, 2.5 g fiber, .5 g protein
Tips and Twists:
Everyone has their idea of the perfect stuffing. Some like it moist, others like it with more crunch. Our Apple Stuffing recipe can be adjusted to meet both varities. For a moister stuffing, allow to cook covered for a bit longer and additional chicken broth can be added gradually throughout baking. For a cruchier stuffing, leave uncovered when baking for a shorter time, 24-35 minutes. Both versions can enjoy additional add ons such as: nuts, cranberries, raisins or quinoa. For a gluten-free variation, try substituting 2 loaves of Canyon Bakehouse 7-Grain Bread www.canyonbakehouse.com. Leave us a comment about your variation that simply wowed your family, Happy Holidays!